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Help leaders grow anytime/ anywhere?

Start-ups and small organizations want their leaders to grow with them, but often lack the time and resources to invest in traditional approaches with depth and breadth. Larger organizations operating globally need solutions that will work in every time zone. Learn more about how Kadabra’s powerful suite of ready-now, self-guided solutions can help.

Provide leaders with a guided learning experience?

Accelerate leader development through 360 feedback assessment, virtual 1:1 or group coaching programs, facilitated skill building workshops and other eye-opening experiences. Learn more about how we enable leaders and their teams to cultivate life-changing insights and performance breakthroughs.

Launch (or refresh) a custom program?

Great leadership development programs are constantly evolving. Our consultants work closely with your internal team to seamlessly integrate the Learn Lead Lift Way into a new or existing leadership development program. Learn more about how we’ll work together to build the program your current and future leaders need now.”

What We Do

Kadabra catalyzes growth and change for emerging through C-suite leaders. We empower them to shift their mindsets, expand their skill sets, and adjust their behaviors through unique learning experiences and The Learn Lead Lift Framework®


The Learn Lead Lift Framework® is based on Kadabra Founder and CEO Wendy Ryan’s award-winning bestseller, Learn Lead Lift: How To Think, Act and Inspire Your Way to Greatness.

Kadabra solutions enable people all over the world to lead with incredible skill and confidence today and into the future. Meet some of the people leading and succeeding the Learn Lead Lift Way.

We believe in equitable access to opportunities and resources. When you purchase our solutions, you’re also supporting organizations owned and led by people who identify as womxn, BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+.

 Our Story

Founded in 2014 by CEO, Wendy Ryan, Kadabra has been expanding what’s possible for leaders, their teams, and organizations to achieve today for a better tomorrow. Wendy Ryan created the Learn Lead Lift Framework® as a powerful alternative to traditional “command and control” leadership models.

Kadabra maintains a core focus on People First, where connection, empathy, and understanding play a key role in leadership development. Throughout Kadabra’s evolution, our interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork have led us to develop products and experiences that showcase the power of divergent thinking – the Learn Lead Lift Way.


Inclusivity is a core value at Kadabra. We are committed to building and nurturing an inclusive and equitable working environment for all staff, affiliates and partners. We believe every member on our team enhances our diversity by bringing different perspectives in understanding and engaging with the world and exploring what’s possible.

Kadabra is an Authorized Partner for Everything DiSC® and The Five Behaviors® (registered trademarks of John Wiley & Sons, Inc) and is proud to be a U.S. Certified Woman-Owned Small Business.

Visit our About Page to learn more about Kadabra, the Learn Lead Lift Way and what we value.

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Becoming A Self-Aware Leader

Great leadership is sparked by self-awareness. Self-aware leaders know who they are and where they came from. They are unafraid to uncover their biases and acknowledge where there is room for growth because privilege is power. Download our Self-awareness Bundle to take the first step toward becoming a more impactful leader.

Learn Lead Lift® At A Glance

The future of leadership has arrived. Meet Wendy Ryan’s Learn Lead Lift Framework and be introduced to the mindsets, skill sets and behaviors that define great leadership today. Download our Introducing Learn Lead Lift® bundle and discover how to future-proof your leadership.

Putting Learn Lead Lift® Into Practice

Focused leaders inspire and motivate others through self-awareness and intention. They understand how to work through discomfort, spot strengths and weaknesses and how to turn perceived threats into golden opportunities. Download our Taking Mindful Action Bundle and learn how to catalyze change and bring other people along with you.

Success Stories

I started a leadership coaching program with Johanna as I stepped into a new executive role. She helped me shape my values and vision statement, provided me with a toolkit for managing real-world challenges, and introduced me to DiSC assessment which has been incredibly helpful in managing relationships across our organization. I was especially grateful for her insight and expertise in managing gender equity and inclusion in the workplace. I value the skills I gained and recommend Johanna as a coach for anyone seeking to broaden their horizons both personally and as a leader.
April Crittendon

Chief Certification Officer, CCOF

I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Sherri Horan over the last 8 months in the refinement of my leadership skills.  I have been in leadership positions for over 30 years beginning as an officer in the U.S. Navy followed by many engineering management positions.  Even so, I have learned a tremendous amount from this program on the latest best practices for leadership skills along with a deeper understanding of myself and what leadership qualities I have that are good and what qualities I have that are opportunities for improvement…I now have the toolset to continue improving myself as a leader, and I owe it to my employees and leadership team to be the best I can. 
Bill Tuttle

VP of Engineering, SJ Water Company

Heather is a visionary who is leading the way to a new kind of business communication and thinking. Over several years of working with her on a number of strategically-focused projects, all of our team saw the value and the client impact that her graphic facilitation provided to complex and challenging initiatives. Her ability to visualize an abstract concept provides a way to not only understand, but to actually see new connections and new ideas.
Bruce Spining

Manager, Business Development Communications at Korn/Ferry International

Meet Our Team

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Wendy Ryan


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Monica Silkwood

Director of Operations and Experience

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Gail Finger

Senior Consultant

Sherri Horan

Sherri Horan

Senior Consultant

Johanna Lyman

Johanna Lyman

Senior Consultant

Johanna Lyman

Heather Leavitt-Martinez

Senior Product Manager

Johanna Lyman

Crystal Whiteaker

Senior Consultant

Johanna Lyman

Shawn Bunger

Senior Consultant

What’s Required To Be A Great Leader Today

Written by Wendy Ryan, Learn Lead Lift® is the leadership book you’ll pick up and return to time and time again. In this easy-to-read and actionable how-to guide, you’ll access timely insights cultivated from leaders representing a wide range of identities, backgrounds, roles and industries. You’ll find Wendy’s advice to be relatable, practical and immediately useful.

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